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Now on to your top story this day two key Democrats set to retire from the senate.
Connecticut's Chris Dodd at north Dakota's Byron Dorgan saying they will not seek re election.
Look at these announcements mean to the fight over health care and really more importantly our financial reform -- Texans in Washington with the very latest -- Particularly with Chris -- chairing the senate banking committee.
Right and you know Democrats are losing two senior members of their party one who's on the powerful Appropriations Committee another who essentially.
Wrote the Senate's financial regulation overhaul and much of its health care bill in just a few hours senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut.
Dropped out of their 2010 reelection races political analysts say Republicans will likely pick up that North Dakota seat and dobbs exit.
Actually means a likely win for Democrats in Connecticut.
Democrats know they may only have a brief window with such historic margins in the house and senate.
Which is why they're pressing health care financial -- cap and trade and the stimulus and jobs bills.
One analyst says Democrats expect to lose ground in November that's why they've put such an ambitious agenda in the past year.
The Obama administration is known for a long time that they will never and I mean never have sixty votes in the senate again.
Republicans are gonna pick up multiple seats in November they will never and I mean never have a forty seat majority in the house again.
This is as good as it's ever gonna get for them they're gonna get as much as they can get while they can get it.
Looking at that Connecticut race Democrats are losing a near thirty year senate veteran and Chris Dodd though they're likely keeping his seat.
Popular state attorney general Richard Blumenthal will run for Dodd's seat meanwhile -- faced criticisms of close relationships with Wall Street and other political problems.
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